RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi King Salman on Monday communicated trust a “memorable” summit to be held Sunday amongst Arab and Muslim countries and US President Donald Trump will upgrade ties and advance resilience.
The summit will be one of three gatherings held amid a visit by Trump, who is making Saudi Arabia his first abroad stop since expecting office in January.
Trump has often been blamed for fuelling Islamophobia however helpers depicted his choice to visit Saudi Arabia as a push to reset relations with the Muslim world.
Alongside the six-country Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), no less than 18 other Muslim countries have been welcome to the summit, including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Niger and Indonesia, which has the world s biggest Muslim populace.
Saudi Arabia s provincial adversary Iran is not welcomed.
Salman told a bureau meeting in the Red Sea city of Jeddah that the meeting “comes in light of the difficulties and touchy circumstances that the world is experiencing”.
As indicated by the official Saudi Press Agency, “he communicated his expectation that this notable summit will build up another association notwithstanding radicalism and fear mongering and spreading the estimations of resistance and conjunction” while upgrading security.
Trump is to likewise hold a respective summit with Saudi Arabia and chats with the GCC on Saturday.
Washington and Riyadh have a decades-former relationship in view of the trading of American security for Saudi oil.
In any case, US ties with Riyadh and its Gulf neighbors turned out to be progressively frayed amid the organization of president Barack Obama.
Saudi pioneers felt Obama was hesitant to get required in the common war in Syria and was tilting toward Shiite-commanded Iran.
The Saudis have found a more great ear in Washington under Trump, who has reproved Iran s “hurtful impact” in the Middle East.